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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DIY CRAFT :: Crayon Wreath

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It's that time! Time to get your craft on! I am loving how my latest craft turned out so I am sharing it with you today & showing you just how easy this one is to make for yourself or someone else. It's a simple craft DIY using just a few supplies & about an hour of your time. For my daughter's end-of-year teacher gift, we wanted to do something a little more "memorable" and something that she would want to keep in the classroom and could enjoy for many years. So we decided on a "Crayon Wreath"! And yes, I realize this is NOT an original idea but we took an old idea and made it our own and loved how it came out!

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 My daughter had an absolute gem of a teacher this year and I am so grateful to her, just as I am with anyone who cares for my child and leaves an impression. Those people need thanked because they are rare gems in today's world. ;)


This project only requires a few supplies, can be made for just a few dollars and takes about an hour to complete and trust me, the recipient will LOVE it! At least my daughter's teacher did! Hi Mrs. Forbes!!!! (waving hand) 

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You just need to grab a few supplies: letterboard wreath shape, 4 boxes of crayons, hot glue gun, ribbon and embellishments. I picked up this wreath shape at Hobby Lobby and the crayons I picked up on clearance last year at Target right after the back to school rush.

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I highly recommend purchasing Target brand crayons for a project like this. Wanna know why? Just LOOK at them . . . they are so cute! Just their simple bold colored wrappers with those adorable white dots on them! Too cute!


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The first step is to grab your ribbon and decide how long you would like the wreath to hang and attach that first BEFORE gluing the crayons on.

 

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The next step is to start gluing on the crayons, all away around the wreath, until you get to the end. A couple tips: I personally glued the name of the color down, so it did not show and left a little space between each crayon. I would even suggest to "lay out" all of the crayons to get a rough idea on how much space you want between each.

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This is what it should look like when you have them all glued down on the wreath. Now you could stop at this point but I wanted to add a little something extra to this . . . an element of fun! So I grabbed a large red daisy head from my flower stash and a mini chalkboard, to glue down as well. What's so nice about this is that you can change what the chalkboard says when you want! The teacher could change this to 'welcome' when school starts back up & add it to her room door. BONUS! ;)

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Super easy and quick right? Now who's gonna go make one? Raise your hand . . . please let me know below if you think you will try this project as I would love to know if anyone was inspired. Or maybe you have already done a crayon wreath before or another cool project using crayons . . . let me know what you did below . . . ;)
 


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24 comments:

  1. how stinking cute is that! Right up my alley...would look great in our school room!

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    1. You should make one Melissa - I think it turned out so cute & since I gave this one away, thinkin I may need one for myself! lol

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  2. I love this wreath! School is over for us, but maybe it would be a fun "back to school" teacher gift.

    Thanks for linking up with the Caffeinated Crafters! We look forward to seeing what you've got in store for next week!

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    1. thanks so much & yes this would make an excellent teacher gift ANY time of year!

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  3. Very neat idea! The cute wrappers on the crayons add so much interest.

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    1. I agree Ann - love those crayon wrappers from Target! ;) Thanks!

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  4. Well isn't this just the cutest thing ever?!! I love color and the wrapper design is so fun. Love it Laura!

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    1. ahh why thanks so much Jilliene! I love how it turned out as well - it just says FUN!! ;)

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  5. Cute idea! I love the crayons, they are so cute! I wanna new perfect box! LOL

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    1. thanks so much & YES new boxes of crayons are a must have around here this time of year! Love new crayons!!!

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  6. I was totally going to ask where you found those adorable crayons! #Targetdoesitagain! ;)

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  7. I think I will make one of these for my grandson's teacher to welcome everyone to class. I think Ms. Mary would love this.

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    1. you should Tracey as it really is THAT easy & my daughter's teacher LOVED hers! Let me know how it turns out!

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  8. I was going to ask where you got those adorable crayons. Target strikes again!

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  9. This is so bright and fun!! I'm in love!

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    1. thanks so much as it was a blast to make & so easy! =)

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  10. This is one of the best projects I've seen for teacher gifts. It's SO FUN!!

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    1. WOW - what a compliment Cori, thanks so much as I really appreciate that! =)

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    1. thanks Lisa, it really is so colorful & lively! You should try one! =)

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